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09-22-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Salamandrine

Dang I hate when that happens!! :lol: I had...

Dang I hate when that happens!! :lol:

I had a 72 for a long time. Now that I have a nervex lugged PX10, I miss the plain lugs. Grass is always greener... I don't think there's any actual...
09-22-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By Salamandrine

I've broken two cranks right in the middle. Not...

I've broken two cranks right in the middle. Not campy. I only ever broke one clean off. After that I learned my lesson and inspect cranks for cracks periodically.

Pedal eye breaks can happen. This...
09-21-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By Salamandrine

Try to tap them out backwards in the holders on...

Try to tap them out backwards in the holders on the bike. If they don't move then...

Most common old school method was:

Remove shoes from bike,
Squeeze the rubber part only in a vise
Tap off...
09-21-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By Salamandrine

That's the thing. They were on almost every...

That's the thing. They were on almost every racer's bike, precisely because they are reliable. When 99% of the high mileage crowd rode campy, of course you are going to see more cracked ones. If you...
09-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By Salamandrine

They would match as the bike appears to be...

They would match as the bike appears to be Superbe equipped.
09-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By Salamandrine

I noticed that it was yellow, and it said...

I noticed that it was yellow, and it said "Colnago" on it, and that it had rim brakes. Anything else I don't know about.
09-20-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By Salamandrine

I think you're good, if all is snug. Give it a...

I think you're good, if all is snug. Give it a test ride.

Chainline - if you look at it from the back and the chain looks basically straight, and it's not snaking excessively, it should be fine....
09-20-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By Salamandrine

Ah, Swiss threads. Grabbing a UN55 for one of...

Ah, Swiss threads. Grabbing a UN55 for one of those is a bit difficult...

By not work out I mean do the crankarms contact the BB rings when fully torqued on? If the BB is in as snug as possible,...
09-20-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By Salamandrine

I vote for brown tape. Brown velvet tape was a...

I vote for brown tape. Brown velvet tape was a thing on Japanese bikes in the 80s. Too bad you can't find it anymore. I'd settle for brown cotton. I feel like James May today.

Maybe swap out the...
09-20-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By Salamandrine

103 is way too short. 110 is probably too short...

103 is way too short. 110 is probably too short too. You don't really know till you torque the crank on. It will go up the taper a few mm farther than test fit. I hope you have a crank puller for...
09-20-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 376
Posted By Salamandrine

I used to occasionally. Typically only when...

I used to occasionally. Typically only when commuting, back in the 90s, when I was a gen x slacker on my way home before band practice.
09-20-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By Salamandrine

It should work if the length is right. IME 93...

It should work if the length is right. IME 93 cranks fit JIS spindles pretty well. JIS might be a hair fat, but old 93 cranks a typically a hair enlarged from previous installation and removal, so it...
09-20-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By Salamandrine

Racers used to often write their names on their...

Racers used to often write their names on their tires, to keep track of whose wheels were whose.

Nice Bob Roll story.
09-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,521
Posted By Salamandrine

That's what I though when I read that. Jealousy?...

That's what I though when I read that. Jealousy? Are you effin kidding me? I don't give a rat's ass about that middle of the line Nishiki someone bought on craigslist. If there is a potential safety...
09-19-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,521
Posted By Salamandrine

There are a lot of bent forks out there. Many...

There are a lot of bent forks out there. Many times when people say that fork looks bent, it's because it is.
09-18-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Salamandrine

Yes. Broken axles and the tracking will be off.

Yes. Broken axles and the tracking will be off.
09-18-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,128
Posted By Salamandrine

Bump. C'mon now. It's the 18th already. Whad'ya...

Bump. C'mon now. It's the 18th already. Whad'ya got?
09-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Salamandrine

Motobecane stuck with 27" throughout the 70s for...

Motobecane stuck with 27" throughout the 70s for their clincher bikes. In the last year ('79) they introduced 700c for the Grand Record only.
09-18-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By Salamandrine

Normally am I just as cynical. Dork disks are a...

Normally am I just as cynical. Dork disks are a little different though. They won't prevent a chain from getting stuck between the freewheel and the spokes, though they help a bit I suppose. They...
09-17-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,402
Posted By Salamandrine

I've always found that Ashtabula bottom brackets...

I've always found that Ashtabula bottom brackets and old school American style one piece cranks are extremely easy to overhaul. In a way this one piece design was superior to cottered cranks. If it...
09-17-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 995
Posted By Salamandrine

If I were you I would concentrate on eating as...

If I were you I would concentrate on eating as much food as possible. :lol:

Besides that, maybe visit Fairweather / Blue Lu (https://fairweather.cc/)g and Grand Bois...
09-17-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By Salamandrine

I guess you guys aren't dorky enough to...

I guess you guys aren't dorky enough to appreciate a good dork disk. ;) I admit I took mine off my Super Mirage when I was 13, cuz it wasn't cool. Must have really slowed me down too. ;) That was...
09-17-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,828
Posted By Salamandrine

Agreed, reviewer error. That's what I concluded...

Agreed, reviewer error. That's what I concluded after reading some other reviews, as well as Raleigh's info on it.
09-17-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By Salamandrine

WD40 to get off the grease and gunk. Goo Gone...

WD40 to get off the grease and gunk. Goo Gone would work too. Don't use abrasives, at least not on the plastic part. You could use orange cleaner and/or detergent and water if you have lots of spare...
09-17-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,828
Posted By Salamandrine

Could have been used out of ignorance. Perhaps...

Could have been used out of ignorance. Perhaps I've gotten too cynical lately.

I was curious so I looked at this a little more closely, by looking at the write up at the Raleigh website and...
09-17-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By Salamandrine

Likewise, the conventional thing would have been...

Likewise, the conventional thing would have been to remove the chain first. It would have been extremely weird to take apart a front derailleur in order to remove it. Chains got removed all the time...
09-17-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By Salamandrine

Geez, you used to split chains with a chain tool....

Geez, you used to split chains with a chain tool. Poor kids today know nothing. Taking a derailleur apart to remove the chain is ridiculous.

I've split and reattached thousands of chains, all...
09-17-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 963
Posted By Salamandrine

Nitto man, Nitto. I have no idea why they are...

Nitto man, Nitto. I have no idea why they are called 'crystal fellows' but whatever, they are right up there with campy or better, and they make a 2 bolt too, for purists. The S65 is fine for most...
09-16-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 505
Posted By Salamandrine

Bike worms.

Bike worms.
09-16-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, it doesn't look like a Huret wheel, though...

Yeah, it doesn't look like a Huret wheel, though I don't have one in front of me to compare. Even so, that doesn't look like wear to me. Here's my old campy RD with the wheel teeth worn off for...
09-16-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Salamandrine

No, those are toothless wheels. When the teeth...

No, those are toothless wheels. When the teeth wear off by themselves it looks completely different.
I've never seen a Criterium with no teeth. Doesn't mean it didn't exist. I haven't seen...
09-16-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 505
Posted By Salamandrine

Out of curiosity, I looked for a logo. FWIW I...

Out of curiosity, I looked for a logo. FWIW I found this picture of an A. Borne bike somewhere in a quick search. It looks hand painted (?) Maybe there was more than one?

Zoomed in there is enough...
09-16-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 505
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, DT and ST panels I've seen many times....

Yeah, DT and ST panels I've seen many times. That's like a nice racy look. What I've never seen is DT panel only, combined with a matching contrast headtube.

Of course it's your bike and you can...
09-16-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,828
Posted By Salamandrine

I think the Team Raleighs started that whole...

I think the Team Raleighs started that whole thing, no? The rest of the world caught up ~5 years later.

The Long Shen lugs and BB shell are very nice.

Dropouts are pretty ugly IMO. Could they...
09-16-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By Salamandrine

How much are you going to ride this bike? If it's...

How much are you going to ride this bike? If it's for very occasional use, race weight tubulars are fine. If you're going to ride it regularly, training weight tubulars or clinchers are more...
09-16-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, 72 PX10 with plain lugs. I had one for a...

Yeah, 72 PX10 with plain lugs. I had one for a long time. Plus that one has bonus 'safety' levers! ;) :lol:

If you're lucky there's a Simplex seat post hiding under that ugly 90s 'gel' saddle.
...
09-16-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 505
Posted By Salamandrine

I'd keep the current scheme. Add a decal to the...

I'd keep the current scheme. Add a decal to the seat tube panel. If the stark white is too much for you, knock it down to cream/ivory. It could also work with a black head tube and seat tube panel....
09-15-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,828
Posted By Salamandrine

"Period correct plumbing" ??? later referred to...

"Period correct plumbing" ??? later referred to as cro mo. Like they are really going to create a new alloy just for this bike. Why not just admit they used 725, which is basically identical to 753...
09-15-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,402
Posted By Salamandrine

For the brake pads, it's probably going to be...

For the brake pads, it's probably going to be easier to replace the entire pad and the little metal holder. Road brake pads haven't really changed. You can use anything that bolts on. Some bikes...
09-14-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 514
Posted By Salamandrine

For anyone that misses the joke, what i call the...

For anyone that misses the joke, what i call the Park Zombie tool is in fact the FFS-2 Frame and Fork straightening tool. Works great for straightening frames and forks, and also intimidating teenage...
09-14-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 514
Posted By Salamandrine

IME it isn't uncommon to see secondary damage...

IME it isn't uncommon to see secondary damage like that caused by a crash, typically if a car was involved. Bike shops used to do a lot of bending back crashed frames. A lot can be done with a park...
09-14-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 514
Posted By Salamandrine

Looks crashed, most likely. Could be congenital....

Looks crashed, most likely. Could be congenital. A framebuilder could most likely straighten it. It's not that far out really. I've seen and bent back far worse.

Check dish and the other stuff...
09-14-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 810
Posted By Salamandrine

Apologies to the constructeurs, but I never...

Apologies to the constructeurs, but I never really liked roller type straddles. The Tektro type like in your picture are my preference, though I probably wouldn't put them on a Singer.

IMO...
09-14-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 603
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, partly that. Even if just the bent ends...

Yeah, partly that. Even if just the bent ends deform a bit, that can be enough. Regardless, overbending springs was the only way to correct early cantilevers if they were unbalanced, and it worked.
...
09-13-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,866
Posted By Salamandrine

I was stupid enough to try yesterday. Didn't look...

I was stupid enough to try yesterday. Didn't look at the air quality reports first. It didn't seem that bad where I live. I got out of my car and, ack, smokey. Rode maybe 6 or 7 miles with an N95...
09-13-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By Salamandrine

Wow, that's an impressive bit of over engineering...

Wow, that's an impressive bit of over engineering for a basic pin spanner! I've never seen that campy tool before. Thanks for posting.

I remember the VAR tool well. That's what I would have...
09-13-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 603
Posted By Salamandrine

Perhaps it should be pointed out that once upon a...

Perhaps it should be pointed out that once upon a time, a nice stiff return spring was interpreted as a sign of a quality brake. Light feel wasn't a thing till the ~ 90s.

I don't remember any big...
09-13-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 810
Posted By Salamandrine

OK, thanks for that. If there are flats to hold...

OK, thanks for that. If there are flats to hold the spring plates, they are still not adjustable. That leaves tweaking the springs and straddle as the only way to change centering.

Probably still...
09-12-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 810
Posted By Salamandrine

So these have adjustable spring mounting plates?...

So these have adjustable spring mounting plates? It looks like it in the picture. I haven't worked on one for 35 years. I forgot. If so that makes centering adjustment much easier.
09-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 810
Posted By Salamandrine

It should have individual springs. I'm pretty...

It should have individual springs. I'm pretty sure I see the end of an individual spring going into the braze on boss hole in the second picture.
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